ABC ORGANIC GARDENER MAGAZINE LUNCH HOSTED BY GLENMORE HOUSE

A YEAR IN MY GARDEN GLENMORE HOUSE AND ABC ORGANIC GARDENER MAGAZINE

 For the past year or so, many of our friends encouraged us to visit Glenmore House  and by all their accounts they all raved about this garden located near Picton. It just so happened recently I was reading an ABC Organic Gardener Mag ..... an ABC Gardener lunch was being held at Glenmore House, with lunch prepared by chef Martin Boetz.... (Longrain Restaurant fame) I was in like flynn!! Good food, gardens and a talk, surrounded by like minded people who passionately believe in organic gardening and sustainability.  Click on the links for more information on Glenmore House for their next workshops and special events. Also check out Martin Boetz - Food Co-Op website for all the great things he's doing in the Hawkesbury. 

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A talk by the wonderfully warm Mickey Robertson, who will inspire and make you laugh with her gardening stories.

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We all got to take home a goodie bag.....

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Now let's have a walk around....

Love the rusty tin cans on the fence....I have just the spot at our new house for a barbed wire heart ....for sale are plants and handmade wicker frames.

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We visit the vegetable garden and Mickey answered all those questions.

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I am taking this idea away with me today.....small prunings from the espaliered fruit trees are stuck in the ground next to the trellis for the tiny little tendrils from the peas to grab onto before they reach that first rung. Do you know how many times I have snapped the tops of the pea tendrils trying to coax them on to a trellis!

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How clever is the box frame!! 

A YEAR IN MY GARDEN GLENMORE HOUSE PLANTING IDEAS

For rampant tomatoes this frame is just perfect....

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Everywhere you look, there's an idea for your garden.

A YEAR IN MY GARDEN GLENMORE HOUSE PLANTING IDEAS ABC ORGANIC GARDENER MAGAZINE

 

We then wander around to the front of the main house......what a statement these Agave Americana make!!! You either love them or possibly hate them...

Me....wow, I just loved them!! 

I think it's fantastic to have a talking point in the garden.

A YEAR IN MY GARDEN GLENMORE HOUSE PLANTING IDEAS ABC ORGANIC GARDENER MAGAZINE

Or how about some soft romance....Amaranthus....softly waving in the wind.

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Seasonal menu looks delicious....

A YEAR IN MY GARDEN GLENMORE HOUSE PLANTING IDEAS ABC ORGANIC GARDENER MAGAZINE

Lunch was served up in the hayshed, surrounded by fragrant rosemary.

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Martin with those amazing radish.....

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They were placed in the middle of each table where we munched on them in delight.....

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Nothing like baked apple to finish a lunch off.....

Hope you enjoyed Glenmore House and if you haven't been I would highly recommend it.

Thanks ABC Organic Gardening Magazine...Martin Boetz and of course Mickey!